Italian beginners: module 1
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: LN1010
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Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
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What is the course about?
This course aims to introduce you to the basic aspects of the Italian language and to enable you to take part in simple conversations.You'll learn the necessary vocabulary and grammar for basic communication, and you'll lay the groundwork for future learning.
What will we cover?
Based on Chapters 1-4 of Nuovo Espresso 1 (published by Alma Edizioni - Italian version)
Topics: greetings; introductions; alphabet and spelling; numbers; the time; say how you are; going out to eat; leisure activities; likes and dislikes.
Grammar: the verbs to be, to have and to go; the formal and informal way of addressing someone; the present tense; forming negative sentences.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-exchange personal information (name, nationality, job etc)
-tell the time
-order food at a restaurant
-talk about leisure activities
-express likes and dislikes.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a course for complete beginners - no previous knowledge of Italian required.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart, using the link at the top of this page. You can also find the chart at the start of the languages section in our course guide. You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of number for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, etc).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Italian beginners: module 2. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.
Ciao! My name is Veronica De Felice and I come from Southern Italy. I was born in Pompei ("not in the ruins", a joke I always make with my students) and I have always been fond of languages. Indeed, I studied languages at secondary school (English, Spanish, French and Latin) and I graduated at the University of Naples, l'Orientale, with a BA (Hon) in Modern Foreign Languages. I moved to London in 2002 and, after three years, I gained a CLTA qualification at Goldsmith University, and a few years later a level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector. In 2006, I started working as an Italian tutor in various colleges and universities, such as Goldsmith College, the University of Arts, Croydon College, University of Wesminster, City University and City Lit since 2010. At the moment, I am also teaching A level italian at LAE Tottenham, and the IB diploma in an international school in central London. I believe that studying and speaking another language expands your personal and communication skills, and makes you see the world from a different perspective. For me, learning a language is about challenging yourself, getting out of your comfort zone and having fun!
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